WWA World Tag Team Championship

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WWA World Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWorld Wrestling Association
Date established1964
Date retired1989


The WWA World Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team title in the Indianapolis-based World Wrestling Association from the promotion's formation in 1964 until the late 1980s when the promotion closed.[1]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Wilbur Snyder and Dick the Bruiser April 25, 1964 WWA show N/A 1 97 First champions.
2 Nicoli Volkoff and Angelo Poffo July 31, 1964 WWA show N/A 1 35 Won the title via countout.
3 Wilbur Snyder and Dick the Bruiser September 4, 1964 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 N/A
4 The Von Brauners
(Kurt Von Brauner and Karl Von Brauner)
October 1964 WWA show Memphis, Tennessee 1 N/A
5 Nicoli Volkoff (2) and Boris Volkoff May 17, 1965 WWA show Memphis, Tennessee 1 61
6 The Assassins
(Guy Mitchell and Joe Tomasso)
July 17, 1965 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 161 [2]
7 Wilbur Snyder (3) and Moose Cholak December 25, 1965 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 68
8 The Assassins
(Guy Mitchell and Joe Tomasso)
March 3, 1966 WWA show Fort Wayne, Indiana 2 100 Lose to Verne Gagne and Wilbur Snyder on March 26, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois but continue to be recognized in other WWA towns (WWA started working with AWA and AWA titles are recognized in Chicago thereafter).
9 Wilbur Snyder (4) and Dick the Bruiser June 11, 1966 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 3 14
10 The Assassins
(Guy Mitchell and Joe Tomasso)
June 25, 1966 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 3 28
11 Wilbur Snyder (5) and Luis Martínez July 23, 1966 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 N/A
12 Devil's Duo
(Angelo Poffo (2) and Chris Markoff)
September 1966 WWA show Lafayette, Indiana 1 N/A Sometime after September 3, 1966.
13 Dick the Bruiser (4) and The Crusher January 21, 1967 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 28
14 Devil's Duo
(Angelo Poffo (3) and Chris Markoff)
February 18, 1967 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 147
15 Dick the Bruiser (5) and The Crusher (2) July 15, 1967 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 90
16 Mitsu Arakawa and Dr. Moto October 13, 1967 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 246
Vacated June 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana After a match against Dick the Bruiser and the Crusher.
17 Mitsu Arakawa and Dr. Moto July 26, 196 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 647,260 Wins a Rematch.
18 Wilbur Snyder (6) and Pat O'Connor September 15, 1968 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 41
19 Mitsu Arakawa and Dr. Moto October 26, 1968 WWA show Elkhart, Indiana 3 63
20 Dick the Bruiser (6) and The Crusher (3) December 28, 1968 WWA show Chicago, Illinois 3 174
21 Chain Gang
(Jack Dillinger and Frank Dillinger)
June 20, 1969 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 85
Vacated September 13, 1969 Chicago, Illinois After Frank Dillinger is shot.
22 Chain Gang
(Jack Dillinger (2) and Jim Dillinger)
November 27, 1969 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 211 Defeated Dick the Bruiser and Moose Cholak for the titles.
23 Dick the Bruiser (7) and Bill Miller June 26, 1970 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 21
24 Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Don Kent)
July 17, 1970 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 162 [2]
25 Wilbur Snyder (7) and Moose Cholak (2) December 26, 1970 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 59
Vacated February 23, 1971 Indianapolis, Indiana After a match against Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello and Don Kent.
26 Wilbur Snyder (8) and Moose Cholak (3) March 27, 1970 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 3 448 Win the rematch.
27 Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Don Kent)
June 18, 1971 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 64
28 Wilbur Snyder (9) and Paul Christy August 21, 1971 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 77
29 The Blackjacks
(Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan)
November 6, 1971 WWA show Detroit, Michigan 1 399 Repeated in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 18, 1971.
30 Dick the Bruiser (8) and The Crusher (4) December 9, 1972 WWA show Chicago, Illinois 4 77 Repeated in Chicago, Illinois on December 9, 1972.
31 Baron Von Raschke and Ernie Ladd February 24, 1973 WWA show Detroit, Michigan 1 147 Repeated in Indianapolis, Indianapolis on March 7, 1973.
32 Dick the Bruiser (9) and Bruno Sammartino July 21, 1973 WWA show Detroit, Michigan 1 N/A
Vacated N/A Indianapolis, Indiana After a match between champions Raschke and Ladd and Bruiser and Sammartino. On September 22, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana Dick The Bruiser defeats Raschke and Ladd on September for himself and Sammartino.
33 Jimmy and Johnny Valiant January 5, 1974 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 20
Vacated January 25, 1974 After a match against Dick the Bruiser and Bruno Sammartino.
34 Jimmy and Johnny Valiant February 7, 1974 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 86 Defeat Bruiser and Sammartino in rematch. [3]
35 Wilbur Snyder (10) and Pepper Gomez May 4, 1974 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 140
36 Legionnaires
(Sgt. Jacques Goulet and Pvt. Don Fargo)
September 21, 1974 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 N/A
37 The New Legionnaires
(Sgt. Jacques Goulet (2) and Soldier Zarinoff Lebeouf)
April 1975 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
38 Dick the Bruiser (10) and The Crusher (5) September 20, 1975 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 5 175
39 Ox Baker and Chuck O'Connor March 13, 1976 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 49
40 Dick the Bruiser (11) and The Crusher (6) May 1, 1976 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 6 105
41 Bounty Hunters
(David Novak and Jerry Novak)
August 14, 1976 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 182
42 Moose Cholak (3) and Paul Christy (2) February 12, 1977 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 126 [4]
43 Jimmy and Johnny Valiant June 18, 1977 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 3 259
44 Wilbur Snyder (11) and Dominic Denucci March 4, 1978 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 140 [5]
45 Jimmy and Johnny Valiant July 22, 1978 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 4 133
46 Wilbur Snyder (12) and Pepper Gomez (2) December 2, 1978 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 2 120
47 Roger Kirby and Igor Volkoff April 1, 1979 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 N/A
Vacated May 1979 When Volkoff leaves the area.
48 Roger Kirby (2) and Paul Christy (3) June 9, 1979 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 120
49 Dick the Bruiser (12) and Spike Huber October 7, 1979 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 203
50 Roger Kirby (3) and Jerry Valiant (Guy Mitchell) (4) April 27, 1980 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 111
51 Wilbur Snyder (13) and Spike Huber (2) August 16, 1980 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 64
52 Kelly Twins
(Pat and Mike Kelly)
June 13, 1980 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 599
53 Wilbur Snyder (14) and Spike Huber (3) February 2, 1982 WWA show Peoria, Illinois 2 88
Vacated May 1, 1982 Springfield, Illinois After a match against Sheik Ali Hassan and Abdullah the Great.
54 Sheik Ali Hassan and Abdullah the Great June 5, 1982 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 N/A Win the rematch.
55 Spike Huber (4) and Steve Regal July 1982 WWA show Peoria, Illinois 1 N/A
56 New York Dolls
(Rick McGraw and Dream Machine)
September 25, 1982 WWA show Memphis, Tennessee 1 N/A
57 Spike Huber (5) and Steve Regal (2) December 1982 WWA show N/A 2 N/A Awarded when the working agreement between WWA and CWA ends.
58 Jerry Valiant (5) and Abdullah the Great (2) June 1983 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
59 Dick the Bruiser (13) and Jeff Van Kamp January 7, 1984 WWA show Indianapolis, Indiana 1 N/A
60 Wild Warriors
(Mad Maxx and Super Maxx)
September 1984 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
61 Dick the Bruiser (14) and Bobby Colt March 1985 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
62 Wild Hoggs
(J.R. Hogg and King Harley Hogg)
March 1985 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
63 Chris Carter and Stormy Granzig July 1985 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
64 Don Kent (3) and Jerry Graham, Jr. July 1985 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
65 Chris Carter (2) and Bobo Brazil N/A WWA show N/A 1 N/A
66 Don Kent (4) and Jerry Graham, Jr. (2) N/A WWA show N/A 2 N/A
67 Chris Carter (3) and Calypso Jim 1986 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
68 Polynesian Wildman and Prince Mama Mohammad 1986 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
Vacated N/A When Mohammad was injured by Dick the Bruiser.
69 Chris Carter (4) and Denny Kass 1986 WWA show N/A 1 N/A Defeated Polynesian Wildman and Golden Lion for the title.
Championship history is unrecorded from to .
71 Chris Carter (5) and Mohammad Saad N/A WWA show N/A 1 N/A
72 Scott Rechsteiner and Jerry Graham, Jr. (3) October 4, 1987 WWA show N/A 1 63
73 Don Kent (5) and Chris Carter (6) December 6, 1987 WWA show Toledo, Ohio 1 N/A
Vacated December 1987 When Kent and Carter split.
74 Chris Carter (7) and Calypso Jim (2) February 14, 1988 WWA show Toledo, Ohio 2 62 Defeated Don Kent and Jerry Graham, Jr. for the title.
75 Motor City Hitmen
(Al Snow and Mikey Doyle)
April 16, 1988 WWA show Toledo, Ohio 1 N/A
76 Dick the Bruiser (15) and Calypso Jim (3) 1989 WWA show N/A 1 N/A
77 The Golden Lion and The Russian Brute May 21, 1989 WWA show Fort Wayne, Indiana 1 N/A Defeated Dick The Bruiser and Calypso Jim.
N/A WWA show N/A

References[edit]

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